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December 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Sunday links

Well hey, the Pac-12 is 1-0 in bowl games so far, just like I predicted in this space yesterday. Never a doubt.

Also, probably, not much to read into it when considering UW’s game with Boise State, even if Arizona beat the Huskies handily while Boise State beat Nevada. Each football game takes on its own life, with matchups and injuries and all of that making each one a little different. There was never better proof of that then when UW beat Nebraska 19-7 on a neutral field in the Holiday Bowl after losing 56-21 to the Cornhuskers at home.

The game, though, does get the conference off to a good start. And with eight conference teams in bowl games, it could be a record-setting post-season for the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has never won more than five bowl games (most recently in 2008 when it went 5-0).

UW, though, is the only conference team that is an underdog in its bowl game — remaining from 4.5 points to 5.5 points depending on the venue.

If nothing else, that means UW can again pull off the upset of the Pac-12 bowl  season, as it also did two years ago.

Now for a few links. …

— Times columnist Steve Kelley talked to Travis Coons about  his missed  kick in the Apple Cup.

— Here’s my story for the Sunday paper on the offensive line.

— An apparent addition to UW’s list of visitors this weekend is junior college DT Lavon Hooks. Here are his stats for this season. He’s rated four stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com. He has also already visited Arizona State, Baylor, Mississippi and Nebraska.

Bud Withers reviews the Arizona win as does ESPN’s Kevin Gemmell.

— Boise State coverage from the Idaho Statesman.

— The Sports Chat Place picks Boise State.

— Some betting tips on bowl games from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ted Miller’s weekly mailbag.

Jake Locker will make his ninth career start on Monday Night Football  this week against the Jets (and another Steve Sarkisian-groomed QB in Mark Sanchez).

— Stanford quarterback  Brett Nottingham, a once highly-touted recruit, is transferring with playing time looking to be hard to come by.

— Here’s a good profile of new Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre.

— The Pac-12 blog with a list of every conference player who made an All-American team. Marqise Lee and Zach Ertz were unanimous selections.

— The conference website also has a preview of all of the conference’s bowl games.

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